|"Within Our Gates"  - Oscar Micheaux|
February in the United States celebrates "Black History Month" and thus this offering by Oscar Micheaux..."Within Our Gates" . It is a powerful narrative of an era long gone and exemplifies the ugliness of racial prejudice, injustice, and philosophically the collective conscience of mob mentality and loss of identity. Wikipedia... Within Our Gates (1920) is a silent race film that dramatically expresses the racial situation in America during the violent years of Jim Crow, the Ku Klux Klan,...
Keywords: Afro-American cinema; Jim Crow; mob mentality; Oscar Micheaux; prejudice; racism
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|African Origins of Humanity|
Dr. Chiek Anta Diop lectures on the african origins of humanity
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|Within Our Gates - Oscar Micheaux|
Within Our Gates was produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux in 1919. He is considered to be the first African-American director of feature films and this is the first such film still in existence. I found the plot difficult to follow, and he does not give full play to the "money" scenes at the conclusion but it is certainly of historic interest.
Keywords: African-American; black
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